T. C. Boyle’s tenth novel, The Inner Circle, is a love story that has it all: fabulous characters, a rollicking plot, and sex.
The Inner Circle is told by John Milk, a virginal young man who in 1940 accepts a job as an
assistant to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, an extraordinarily charming professor
of zoology at Indiana University who has just discovered his life’s
true calling: sex. As a member of Kinsey’s “inner circle” of
researchers, Milk and his beautiful new wife are called on to
participate in sexual experiments that become increasingly
uninhibited—and problematic for his marriage, for in his later years
Kinsey, who behind closed doors is a sexual enthusiast of the first
order, ever more recklessly pushed the boundaries both personally and
The Inner Circle
is at heart a very moving and very loving look at sex, marriage, and
jealousy that will have readers everywhere reassessing their own
relationships—because, in the end, “love is all there is.” Download and start listening now!